Sunday, 26 May 2024
Sunday, 26 May 2024

Older people’s charity takes on The Big Give Christmas Challenge for the first time

FOR the first time, older people’s charity Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) is taking part in the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, the Big Give Christmas Challenge and they need your help.  

The campaign helps UK-registered charities to raise vital funds for their projects by doubling donations received when the campaign goes live on 29th November 2022.

SCCCC is hoping to raise vital funds to recruit more befriending volunteers for their flagship Good Neighbour friendly visiting scheme, as sadly they currently have over 150 isolated, older people on their waiting list. All are waiting for a volunteer who can spend just an hour a week to visit them in their own home for a cuppa and a chat.

The campaign runs for 1 week between 29th Nov – 6th Dec. It launches at Midday on Tuesday 29th November for 1 week only and the charity is hoping to raise £3,000 in the public phase.

Ericka Hill, Fundraiser, Marketing and Communications Officer at SCCCC said:

“With your help, we can make loneliness a distant memory for isolated older people in YOUR community. With your help, we can reach our target of £3,000 which will be doubled to an incredible £6,000. With your help, we CAN…make a difference. Donations can be as little as £1 or whatever you can afford but remember, your donation will be DOUBLED so every little helps.’’

So how can you help?

SCCCC are really grateful for any support you can offer their campaign. You can help by doing the following:

  • Donate to the campaign via the link below, remember your donation will be doubled.
  • Ask 3 of your friends to donate
  • Share this email with your work colleagues or contacts and help combat loneliness
  • Share SCCCC’s social media posts to spread the word.
  • Remember this is time sensitive so donors need to act quickly to make the £3,000 target.

So from Midday on Tuesday 29th November until Tuesday 6th December simply click the link to donate or head to TheBigGive.org.uk and search Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC).

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